Tukwila Police officers spread holiday cheer throughout Tukwila Dec. 19 for the Police Department’s fourth Holiday Caroling Community Giving event.
Uniformed officers drove their vehicles though neighborhoods with lights flashing and holiday music playing through the loud speakers of their patrol vehicles.
The officers and their riders, who were non-commissioned police personnel and city employees, passed out donated candy canes, stuffed animals and toys.
This event is made possible through the department’s Community Relations Committee in partnership with Target, Petsmart, Jared’s Galleria of Jewelry and City of Tukwila employees who have assisted with donations of toys or candy canes.
“This event is particularly close to our hearts this year due in no small part to current events that have directly impacted the relationship between police departments and the communities they serve nationwide,” said city spokeswoman Rachel Bianchi.
The Community Relations Committee was formed in 2010 with the goal of giving back to the people the city serves and increasing public trust, she said.